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Accelerate Into The Adrenaline-Fuelled World of Endurance Racing With The Lego Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF CORSE #51”

Today, the LEGO Group reveal the latest model to line up on the grid, the LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF CORSE #51”. Having delivered prestigious wins for the Prancing Horse in the world’s toughest endurance races, the racetrack icon is replicated in minute detail to encapsulate the same unmistakeable Italian spirit as its real-life counterpart.

This racing car model is packed with authentic features and beautiful design elements making it a true expression of Ferrari’s endurance racer. The fierce looking model features front and rear suspension, aerodynamic curves, a V8 engine with moving pistons and a steering wheel emblazoned with the Prancing Horse badge to help the model truly come alive. Original race number, sponsor stickers and the authentic Tricolore paintjob add the perfect finish to this epic model. 

  

Designed to help LEGO fans and those who love motor racing experience the thrills of life in the fast lane, this 48cm (19 in) long racing model is crafted from 1,677 LEGO Technic elements making it a rewarding and absorbing build for older builders aged 18+ who love endurance racing, motorsport and Ferrari cars. Once complete, builders can take it out for a spin or proudly display it for spectators.

The LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” will be available from January 1st 2021 from LEGO.com, LEGO stores and other retailers globally, priced at $169.99.

The LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” is the first LEGO Technic model to be designed with Ferrari and continues the more than 15 year-long partnership between the two brands.  

Features:

– Immerse yourself in the exciting world of endurance racing, creating your own displayable LEGO® Technic™ model version of the iconic Ferrari 488 GTE racing car.

– Authentic features include front and back suspension, opening doors, a V8 engine with moving pistons and functioning steering wheel.

– With original race stickers and a faithful color scheme, the LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” (42125) will take pride of place in the home or office of any motorsport fan.

– Model measures over 5 in. (13 cm) high, 19 in. (48 cm) long and 8.5 in. (21 cm) wide.

– Easily explore all the details packed inside, thanks to the opening doors and hood.

– This set comes with a special building instruction book featuring exclusive content, including details about the car and the AF Corse 51 team.

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Making Fun DVD/Blu-ray And Pop! Brian Mariotti Bundle

Available today at 11 AM (PST) at the Funko online shop is the Making Fun DVD/Blue-ray and Pop! Brian Mariotti Bundle.

Making Fun is the 2018 documentary about the history of the toy company, how it grew its customer base, and its influence on pop culture collectibles. Brian Mariotti is the Funko CEO.

The cost is $30 and it can be ordered HERE.

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Mickey And Minnie’s Runaway Railway Inspires New Line of Happy Meal Toys At McDonald’s

The magic of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway has rolled into McDonald’s! Just in time for their birthday celebration, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse have inspired a brand-new line of Happy Meal toys at McDonald’s, bringing Mouse Rules to the iconic Golden Arches. 

This new collection features Mickey and Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Donald and Daisy experiencing some of the iconic attractions from across Walt Disney World Resort. Anchored by Engineer Goofy and Mickey and Minnie celebrating Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, these toys connect together to form a 10-car train. Each one also has a unique function to make the character move as it rolls, so as the attraction’s soundtrack says, nothing can stop us now from having fun!  

Now through Dec. 14, while supplies last, when you purchase a Happy Meal at participating McDonald’s locations, you can enter for a chance to win a vacation for four to Walt Disney World Resort and experience the attraction that inspired it all: Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Families can also enjoy fun and engaging games at home as part of this Happy Meal program through the McDonald’s Happy Meal App. 

As part of the November limited edition Disney-themed toys, McDonald’s is giving out game tickets with a code that parents can enter to win a vacation for four to Walt Disney World Resort that can be taken through Dec. 15, 2022. There are game tickets with a code in every Happy Meal.

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The 45 Best Toys of 2020

If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that kids today are extremely lucky when it comes to toys. The toys that came out this year are incredibly innovative, designed to spark their imaginations, allow them to become their favorite characters and teach them everything from STEM concepts to social-emotional learning. 

From toddlers to teens, everyone will find a new toy this year that can become their very favorite.

So, what trends did Good Housekeeping identify from the hottest toys of 2020? Kids still love to be surprised: mystery unboxing, blind bags and collectible surprises are still big this year. Water is also a hot new ingredient in toys, and you can find lots of items that transform or change colors when dipped in liquid. And kids still love getting their hands dirty, messing around with compounds that you can squish, squeeze or stretch.

Parents will be happy to know that environmental sustainability is becoming a big buzzword, too: Plant-based plastics are on the rise, as are toys where the packaging is either recyclable or re-used as part of a playset.

Check Good Housekeeping’s list of the 45 Best Toys of 2020 HERE.

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Mickey Mouse Vintage Holiday Plush

As featured in Disney’s Holiday Spot ”From Our Family To Yours,” which you can watch below, Disney brings you their whimsical and exclusive Mickey Mouse Vintage Christmas Plush.

As seen in the spot, Mickey has a stitched ear from when Lola’s favorite toy gets broken and then mended by her granddaughter, showing that the traditions and spirit of the Holidays has passed through each generation.

For every Mickey Vintage Holiday Plush sold through January 31, 2021, shopDisney will donate 25% of the purchase price to Make-A-Wish to help grant wishes. For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit www.wish.org.

Order HERE for $26.99.

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LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1

Ahead of the release of the hotly anticipated Ghostbusters: Afterlife film launching in 2021, the LEGO Group have announced the largest and most detailed LEGO brick recreation of one of the most iconic cars from the silver screen, the Ghostbusters ECTO-1.

This buildable version of the classic car is sure to delight Ghostbusters and LEGO brick fans alike, crammed full of authentic details from the iconic converted 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance which is sure to bring a retro feel to any LEGO brick car collection. This highly detailed set includes a range of tools and features needed by any Ghostbuster to track and catch ghoulish enemies.

The LEGO Ghostbusters ECTO-1 is perfect for film fans that want to build their very own piece of the new Ghostbusters: Afterlife movie.  With a moving ghost sniffer activated by the wheels, an extendable rear gunner seat, working steering wheel and a whole host of other paranormal detection equipment on the detailed roof rack, the set ensures you’re ready for any ghost finding mission. The car also would not be complete without printed versions of the Ghostbusters logo adorning the car doors making this the ultimate gift for Ghostbusters fans and movie car enthusiasts.

The new LEGO Ghostbusters ECTO-1 is the most detailed LEGO brick recreation of the car ever produced and is the latest in a collection of film-based LEGO model building kits for adults who love building to relax and escape from the stresses of life. This set features two brand new LEGO brick elements including a new 6x14x curved windscreen and a new 5 module steering wheel.

The LEGO Ghostbusters ECTO-1 contains 2,352 pieces and measures over 8” (22.5cm) high, 18” (47cm) long and 6” (16.5cm) wide. The set will be available from 15th November ahead of the release of the latest film in the Ghostbusters Franchise, Ghostbusters: Afterlife that launches in 2021.

LEGO Ghostbusters ECTO-1 will be available directly via LEGO.com and LEGO Stores beginning November 15th for $199.99.

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Play-Doh For Grown Ups

Play-Doh is launching its first-ever product specifically for adults, which will be available at Amazon and Walmart.

The scented product line, aptly named Play-Doh for Grown Ups, was inspired by “comical trends, iconic themes and pop culture favorites,” according to a Hasbro spokesperson.

The line includes: Overpriced Latte (coffee); Mom Jeans (clean denim); Grill King (smoked meats); Dad Sneakers (rubber); Spa Day (floral); and Lord of the Lawn (fresh cut grass).

There are six 4 oz. cans total, in colors including brown, green, red, blue, pink ,and white. One color is described as the nutty brown color of expensive coffee, while another showcases the bright green of a healthy happy lawn.

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LEGO Ideas: Build A LEGO Star Wars Holiday Scene Contest

The holidays always come and go, but The Force is always there! How do your Holiday Star Wars scenes look? LEGO Ideas has announced a Build A LEGO Star Wars Holiday Scene Contest. All you have to do is create a holiday scene with at least one of the following elements:

– Millennium Falcon
– TIE Fighter
– X-Wing Fighter
– AAT
– AT-AT
– Jedi Interceptor
– 501st Legion Clone Troopers

Your scene must feature at least one of these listed above and be Holiday themed. The rest is up to you! A panel of judges consisting of members of the LEGO Star Wars™ team, will choose 3 winners based on:

– Overall coolness and originality: 25%
– Most inspired details: 25%
– Relevance to contest theme: 25% ​​​​
– Best use of LEGO elements: 25%

If you are the first place winner of this contest, you’ll win the following:

– 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina
– 75005 Rancor Pit
– 31200 Star Wars The Sith (LEGO Art)
– 75275 A-Wing Starfighter
– 75318 The Child
– 40431 BB-8
– 40391 First Order Storm Trooper

If you are the second place winner of this contest, you’ll win the following:

– 75292 The Razor Crest
– 75083 AT-DP
– 31200 Star Wars The Sith (LEGO Art)
– 75275 A-Wing Starfighter

If you are the third place winner of this contest, you’ll win the following:

– 75288 AT-AT
– 8128 Cad Bane’s Speeder
– 31200 Star Wars The Sith

Contest info and rules can be found HERE.

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Newest American Girl Historical Character Courtney Moore Brings The 80’s Like Totally Back

American Girl announced the launch of its first historical character in three years, Courtney Moore. She is a total ‘80s girl whose big, bright and bold ideas inspire today’s girls to find their inner hero to accomplish great things. Growing up in 1986, Courtney’s story reflects the pop culture of the decade from sky-high hair, neon-colored fashions, music television, and video gaming to major historical moments surrounding women in government and space exploration, as well as larger cultural shifts around blended families and emerging technology.

Courtney comes to life via an 18-inch doll with curly sandy-blonde hair that can be worn in a high side pony, plus accessories like a pretend cassette player and tape, colorful bangle bracelets, and pretend Lip Smacker lip balm. The Courtney doll arrives wearing a high-waisted denim skirt, a bright blue off the shoulder crop top, plus white faux-leather slouchy boots. Girls can add tons of new looks with Courtney’s 13-piece mix-and-match ‘80s fashion collection and spend hours playing with Courtney’s Bedroom Set with over 25 pieces—including a hot pink bunk bed, two rainbow comforters and pillows, and a see-through phone that lights up and rings.

Courtney’s world also includes several licensed products of ‘80s classics—including Courtney’s Caboodles and Hair Accessories Kit with a real mini Caboodle, plus Courtney’s Care Bears Pajamas for both girls and dolls and Courtney’s Care Bears Sleeping Bag Set. For the gamer in all of us, fans can level up with Courtney’s doll-sized Pac-Man Arcade Game that plays like the real thing with multiple levels. 

The Courtney collection is now available at americangirl.com, and at all American Girl retail locations nationwide. The Courtney doll and book retails for $110. 

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